Miami Sound Machine: 16 Best Musical Guest Stars on 'Miami Vice'

From the Godfather of Soul to the Nuge, here are the more memorable musical greats who graced the iconic Eighties cop show

15. David Johansen ("The Dutch Oven," Season Two)

David Johansen hadn't yet fully morphed into Buster Poindexter, the outlandish lounge lizard who'd play on Saturday Night Live in 1985 and release a string of retro-crooner albums over the remainder of the decade. But the former New York Dolls singer previewed the persona in this Vice episode, performing "King of Babylon" (from 1984's Sweet Revenge, his last pre-Buster album as David Johansen) with cartoonish aplomb during an extravagant, coke-fueled yacht party scene.

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